- general is part of the Basic English 850.
- Usual; about most things. An idea is a general idea if it's about many things or about most things, not just about one specific thing.
- First I will talk about general problems of farming, and then I will talk about the specific problems of wheat farming.
- In general, I enjoy pizza.
- General is approximate, not exact; maybe a little different; close but maybe not the same.
- A general is the leader of an army.
- The president told the general to bring the army home.